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Press-release of Congress & Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals -2017»

In September 11-15 Krasnoyarsk will host IХ International Congress-Exhibition «Non-Ferrous Metals and Minerals – 2017» that includes industry conferences «Aluminum of Siberia», «Metallurgy of non-ferrous, rare and precious metals», «Gold of Siberia» under the chairmanship of P.V. Polyakov (Doctor of Chemistry, Professor), G. L. Pashkov (corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Technology, Professor), V.A. Makarov (Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Professor). This year The Congress for the first time will host International meeting «Contemporary issues of comprehensive processing of rebellious ores and technogenic raw materials»: Plaksin readings Conference - 2017.

More than 700 experts from 160 companies from 20 countries of the world will attend the Congress-Exhibition – 2017; among them 8 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 70 Doctors and Candidates of Sciences, more than 40 post-graduates and young scientists. Russian and foreign companies will present at the Exhibition their development, technologies, materials and equipment for mining and metallurgical industry, will hold negotiations and seminars for the participants.

Before the opening of the Congress a course of overview lectures will be delivered by leading scientists from Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Chine, USA, Norway and UAE.

In 2017 the subjects of the overview lectures will be
Casting of aluminum and its alloys:
K.V. Nikitin «Silumin - a perspective alloy based on aluminium»;
D. Eskin «Theory and practice of grain refinement of slabs and extrusion billets from aluminium deformable alloys»;
Pete Forakis «Effective technology and equipment for degassing and refining of aluminium melts»;
Samuel Wagstaff «Defects during DC casting and their remediation»;

Aluminum reduction technology:
P. V. Polyakov «Life of an aluminum reduction cell»;
Richard Jeltsch «Life time of the aluminium reduction cell»;
Halvor Kvande «Energy balance of aluminium reduction cell and ways of specific power consumption reduction»;
Markus Meier «Anodes – Influence of Raw Material Quality and Anode Manufacturing Process on the Performance in the Pots»;
Zhaowen Wang «Technology Development of Chinese Aluminum Industry»;
Barry Welch «Optimizing the Cell control targets for 21st Century smelting».

At one of the lectures Prof. P.V. Polyakov will make a presentation of his book prepared for publication: «Life of an aluminum cell. General principles».

Official opening of the Congress will be followed by plenary session of the Conference «Plaksin readings » with presentations to be made by:
- V.A. Chanturiya – full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Contemporary problems of comprehensive processing of rebellious ores and technogenic raw materials» (Research Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources, Russian Academy of Sciences)
- L.A. Vaisberg - full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Disintegration and separation of natural and manmade materials as the raw material base for additive processes» (R&D and manufacturing Corporation «Mekhanobr-tekhnika»)
- V.A. Makarov (Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Professor) «Development of intellectual technology to monitor and control ore flow quality in extraction and processing of multicomponent ores» (Siberian Federal University)
- O.B. Kotova (Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Professor) «Intervention of mineralogy into processing of rebellious mineral resources»(Institute of Geology of Komi Scientific Research Center, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences)

Participants and visitors of the Congress-Exhibition will have a unique opportunity to get information about current state and trends of the non-ferrous metallurgy market, about new achievements of science and manufacturing, and present results of their scientific research and make presentations in the following lines:
• Alumina production
• Aluminum reduction technology
• Carbon materials
• Casting, treatment and 3D of aluminum and alloys
• Electrothermy of silicon, non-ferrous and ferrous metals
• Technology of non-ferrous metals and alloys treatment / “Biront’s memory readings”
• Metallurgy of non-ferrous and rare metals
• Metallurgy of precious metals
• Mineral and raw materials sources of non-ferrous and precious metals
• Refractory and heat insulation lining materials

Intermediate results of scientific research implemented under federal target-oriented programs supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation will be presented at the sessions. Discussions of results of current work and proposals to establish new government programs and projects will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, higher educational establishments and industrial enterprises.

Sessions of the Congress will host name symposia: «Complex processing of aluminium raw materials» dedicated to the school of metallurgical sciences of the Institute of Mining Engineers and scientific career of Prof. V.M. Sizyakov «Evolution of Russian technology for the production of aluminium» chaired by V.A. Kryukovsky and symposium of A.I. Kholkin – full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Chemistry and chemical technologies. Achievements and prospects» dedicated to the 80th birthday of the scientist. Presentations at the sessions will be made by outstanding scientists, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The congress will hold rounds tables «Precious metals: from raw materials to final products» (organizer – Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant), «Pot relining» (organizer –"RUS-Engineering" LLC), «Problems and state participation in development of advanced processing of aluminum alloys» (organizer – Union «Central-Siberian Chamber of Commerce and Industry»), and «Innovations in corporations: problems and solutions» that will be headed by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Krasnoyarsk krai – N.V. Ryazantseva.

Under IX Conference «Metallurgy of non-ferrous, rare and precious metals» a special session will be held for young specialists, students and postgraduates.

To have the knowledge of industrial potential of Krasnoyarsk krai tours will be arranged to the following enterprises: RUSAL Krasnoyarsk Aluminum smelter, Krasnoyarsk metallurgical plant, scientific-analytical laboratory of RUSAL ETC Casting Center etc.

In additional to formal activities participants can join the social program including visits to Krasnoyarsk krai sights, introduction to Siberian ways and habits and nature within the framework of tours to Cryophil club and «Stolby» (Pillars) nature reserve.

The Congress will result in publication of electronic book of papers to be included in the Russian Science Citation Index, the best papers as recommended by session chairmen will be published in reviewed journals included in the catalogue of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science databases.

The Congress-Exhibition are organized with support of UC RUSAL, Siberian Federal University, Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources (Russian Academy of Sciences), «Light Metals» Company, Federal Research Center “Krasnoyarsk Science Center” (Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch) and held with support of Krasnoyarsk krai Government. The organizers of the Congress express their gratitude to Congress sponsors: R&D Carbon, Riedhammer, Stas Inc, Alro SA, NKM Noell Special Cranes GmbH, Fives, AR CHEMEX GLOBAL LTD, «Insertec Rus » for their cooperation.